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15 Feb, 2018

Five Questions for Velvet Caravan

By |Feb 15, 2018|2017 - 2018 season|0 Comments

The unorthodox, high-energy, acoustic-based quintet Velvet Caravan has, over the past few years, emerged as one of the shining lights of Savannah’s burgeoning music scene, and they are heading our way this weekend! Looking ahead to their show, we posed a few questions. Here's what they had to say. Q: How did you hit on the latin-gyspy-swing jazz concept? A: [...]

26 Oct, 2017

Jon Faddis – Living a Dream

By |Oct 26, 2017|2017 - 2018 season|0 Comments

Imagine a twelve-year-old trumpet player meeting his life’s hero and – even though he’d studied with a great teacher who introduced him to the best in jazz at age eight – being too afraid to say anything. Imagine that same young trumpet player three years later, working up his courage, and meeting that same hero at a jazz festival, and getting [...]

13 Jul, 2017

From the Top Host, Christopher O’Riley interviewed on WMHT

By |Jul 13, 2017|Center News|0 Comments

Heard Saturdays at 5pm on Classical WMHT-FM, From the Top has grown from a variety radio show to a multi-media and arts education powerhouse, transforming the lives of hundreds of young musicians each year. The premiere performance of the 2017 National Youth Orchestra of the United States is the centerpiece of a live taping of From the Top, Wednesday, July 19 at 7:30pm at the Purchase [...]

9 Nov, 2016

What is Radio Theatre?

By |Nov 9, 2016|2016 - 2017 Season|0 Comments

L.A. Theatre Works Judgment at Nuremberg In the 1920's there was no television, no internet, no Facebook, no Twitter, the source of entertainment was Radio.  Thus the art form of Radio Drama was created, a source of entertainment in which dialogue, music, and sound effects drive the story. L.A. Theatre Works is a non-profit media arts organization based in Los [...]

4 Nov, 2016

Reflecting on “Judgment at Nuremberg”

By |Nov 4, 2016|2016 - 2017 Season|0 Comments

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of World War II, L.A. Theatre Works is touring a new production of of one of the greatest courtroom dramas of the last century: Judgment at Nuremberg by Abby Mann. The tour comes to Purchase on November 19. Below, Anna Lyse Erikson, Associate Producer for LATW, reflects on the story of the trials and the notion of [...]

20 Sep, 2016

A New Vision for A New Season

By |Sep 20, 2016|2016 - 2017 Season|0 Comments

The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, under the helm of Interim Director Seth Soloway, is poised to become much more than a traditional presenter during its upcoming season, which begins this month. While many audience favorites are back (Joshua Bell, Black Violin, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, David Sedaris), the 2016-2017 season will take a big step forward towards advancing a dynamic new [...]